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Forum: Headdress 21-04-20, 05:39 PM
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Posted By garry thomson
Thanks again everybody for all the responses to...

Thanks again everybody for all the responses to the thread.

Garry.
Forum: Headdress 19-04-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By garry thomson
From all the great info, I take it that the 17th...

From all the great info, I take it that the 17th 21st band plate was worn from 1982 till they became the Royal Lancers in 1993. After the amalgamation was the plate still worn till the new Royal...
Forum: Headdress 18-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By garry thomson
Nice images ,It is looks quite a unique plate I...

Nice images ,It is looks quite a unique plate
I am sure there is not many about.
Many thanks,
Garry.
Forum: Headdress 17-04-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By garry thomson
Thanks Phil for the great info Regards Garry

Thanks Phil for the great info
Regards Garry
Forum: Headdress 16-04-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By garry thomson
Hi Mac, Many thanks for the info. Was the plate...

Hi Mac, Many thanks for the info. Was the plate as well as the cap fiberglass? I see by your pic the plate scroll has the 17th /21st lances inscribed. After the amalgamation was the plate still worn...
Forum: Headdress 15-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks Phil The reason for the interest was I...

Thanks Phil The reason for the interest was I viewed a video on u tube of the band playing at their barracks in Germany just before the amalgamation the video was was quite grainy could not make out...
Forum: Headdress 14-04-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By garry thomson
17h/21st lancers

Hi All, Can the forum give me some information on the 17th/21st Regimental Band Chapka Plate? How long was it in existence and was it official or was it a
one off produced by the Regiment for...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-04-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for the info guys much appreciated Garry.

Thanks for the info guys much appreciated
Garry.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-04-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By garry thomson
Hi Simon, Sorry was having a senior moment....

Hi Simon,
Sorry was having a senior moment. Here are the pics.
Thanks Garry.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-04-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By garry thomson
A much faked Scottish badge

Hello Chaps,
I recently took the plunge and purchased this Gordons Cross Belt Plate.I know you get them for sale on dealers lists and the Internet. They come all in one piece, either in brass or...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-12-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for the excellent input and advice chaps....

Thanks for the excellent input and advice chaps. The small button has Donagol Volunteers on the front.The 8th Kings Royal Irish button was found at what we now believe was the field hospital. Bearing...
Forum: Military Buttons 29-11-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for the interest chaps.I am part of a team...

Thanks for the interest chaps.I am part of a team doing a dig headed up by the Archeology department University of Cape Town and Western Cape local Government of the battle site. Items found so far,...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-11-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By garry thomson
Cape of Good Hope I.D

Hello chaps, can you help with Identifying the following buttons. They were found at the site of the battle of Blueberg, in the Cape of Good Hope in 1806.
Thanks Garry.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-10-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By garry thomson
harness marker

I have been told that this is a harness marker, can anyone help in identifying its origin?
Thanks Garry.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-09-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Many thanks chaps for your help, and steering me...

Many thanks chaps for your help, and steering me in the right direction. It is part of the arms of the 5th Earl George Cadogen 1840--1915 according to Wikepedia.
Rgds Garry.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-08-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Sorry Peter for the name mistake. old timers...

Sorry Peter for the name mistake. old timers problem
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-08-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for steering me in the Irish direction, I...

Thanks for steering me in the Irish direction, I was thinking it was Welsh due to the dragon. On a closer look the border round the edges looks Gaelic. I looked up Cadogan on the website Bill, and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Yes GTB the Vic crown and the harp, along with...

Yes GTB the Vic crown and the harp, along with the dragon has me thinking.
Rgds Garry.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for the info chaps. I will try and source...

Thanks for the info chaps. I will try and source books on horse furniture and Earls crests.
Rgds Garry.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By garry thomson
Martingale Identification

I have this martingale which I have been unable to Identify. Could it be the insignia to one of the knights of the garter? Unless its a fake I would say it is over 100 years old. Can anyone help?...
Forum: General Topics. 31-12-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for your input chaps, much appreciated. ...

Thanks for your input chaps, much appreciated.

Garry.
Forum: General Topics. 30-12-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks for the input chaps. Yes it has a soft...

Thanks for the input chaps. Yes it has a soft pewter feel to it.If it dates back to the 1800's and it belongs to HMS Battleaxe that would be great. Alas. I think that would be too much to hope for....
Forum: General Topics. 29-12-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks Chaps I will put it down as Naval. I would...

Thanks Chaps I will put it down as Naval. I would also take a guess and say due to the metal used it is a very old type of badge. Anymore thoughts?

Garry.
Forum: General Topics. 29-12-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By garry thomson
Badge needing I.D.

Hello chaps can anyone help in identifying this badge. It looks like it is pewter, it is 33 mil at its highest point and 30 mil wide.
Thanks Garry.
Forum: General Topics 25-12-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,687
Posted By garry thomson
Thanks chaps, It was nice to see the other badges...

Thanks chaps, It was nice to see the other badges on the forum. Do any more of the members have boer war cutout badges, it would be good to see a record kept, as they are now very hard to find....
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